Boat Fuel Hoses
Boat fuel lines and hoses in any boat’s fuel systems are essential in ensuring safe boat operation and trouble-free performance. High-quality fuel assembly components must be securely attached to prevent potentially dangerous fuel line leaks. Find the top names in boat fuel lines and hoses including Attwood, Tempo Marine, Moeller Marine, Sierra Marine Products, MPI, Bennett Marine, and Whitecap Industries. A little bit of knowledge about marine fuel hose-related issues will help boaters better understand marine fuel hoses and when these components are in need of replacement.
Directional Flow Issues
Before the boating season, it’s important to make sure that where the fuel hose connects to the tank and that the arrow aligns with the direction of the fuel flow. It’s all too common a mistake to install a hose backwards. It is often mistakenly overlooked or a flow issue is blamed on a clogged hose. Be sure to double-check for the flow direction arrow whenever a fuel tank hose is installed.
Hose Check Valve Malfunction
When there is plenty of fuel in the tank, but no hose pressure, troubleshoot the check valve:
- Remove the engine’s fuel hose connector and insert the end of a paperclip into the end with the steel ball.
- Remove (you will likely have to replace) the metal hose clamp to inspect the tank connector plug.
- Check for suction at the tank end by covering the hose end with your finger. If there is no suction, the check valve is faulty and will require replacement.
When any boat fuel line component needs to be replaced, shop at Wholesale Marine. We stock everything from marine fuel hoses, siphons, valves, withdraw assemblies, clamps, tank vents, and marine fuel connectors. Contact us or use our Parts Finder to locate the correct parts using our website. We offer the best selection at the lowest prices, along with fast shipping for a $6.99 flat fee.
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